I hope you are sitting somewhere cosy and that you’re ready to have your senses delighted by this week’s interesting finds from the pelagic zone of the internet, where whale sharks and dugongs float by in Poseidon’s dreams…
The flying dragon is somewhat troublesome to compose, it must be made of either dry or light wood or crooked lane places, or of thin whalebones covered in Muscovie glass and painted over. In the body thereof, there must be a void to pass the rope through, unto the bottom of this cane must be bound one or two large rockets.The Mysteries of Nature and Art (1634) — an illustrated manual for building devices relating to water works, fireworks, drawing, painting + miscellaneous experiments “confusedly intermixed”:
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Jameela Jamil’s ‘I Weigh’ podcast
I love Jameela Jamil’s podcast called I Weigh, it’s raw, real and authentic and she swears a lot, but in an endearing and hilarious way. Each week she interviews a dynamic, funny and world-shaping people (both celebrities and lesser known people). She does this in a charismatic, raw and real way. Her thoughts on the world and how to deal with all of the weirdness and chaos going on this year really resonates deeply with me. In this episode she interviews an icon, Jane Fonda!
Jane Fonda – I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
Take a delightful Japanese electro journey into the heart of Atari and Nintendo land. For some reason, this reminds me of the soundtrack to the film The Neverending Story, it has a similar energy…
Medieval Irish words and medicine
In this fascinating series, the development of medieval medicine in Ireland and Scandinavia is explored in relation to etymology and the development of medical words from Latin to Irish and Scandinavian languages. A fusion of a few of my favourite topics – medieval history, medicine, paganism and languages.
Rambunction, aural delight and elephant-to-human connection
Youtube’s algorithm delivered magic to me again with this beautiful video taken at Dubbo Zoo with acclaimed Indigenous artist Allan McKenzie, a Gamilaroi/ Wiradjuri man whose didgeridoo symphony for the elephants caused rambunction, delight and trumpeting joy.
I love the dayglo 70’s aesthetic here, it’s so happy, cheerful and psychadelic. Via Soviet Child on Twitter
Gavinco – Acting Parallels [Full Album]
A cruisy, uplifting, dreamy jazzy hip-hop ambient sound. I love this!
18 years ago, a very generous and kind couple decided to rewild their deserted and destroyed 600 hectares in Aimorés, Brazil. They then planted more than 2 million tree saplings. As a result, the the site now has 293 plant species, 172 bird species and 33 animal species, some of which were on the verge of extinction. Via Reddit
Creamy, dreamy vegan ramen by Will Yeung
I hope that you found these picks splendid and enjoyable, let me know what you thought below…
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